Health Sciences

Kate Bailey

Virginia Bishop

Kerri Griffith

Alana Miller

Courses

Health Science 1
Grade 9, 10, 11, 12     1 unit
Industry Certification Alignment: Basic Life Support
Health Science 1 is the first of four courses offered to students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. During this course, students are introduced to healthcare history, careers, law and ethics, cultural diversity, medical terminology and medical math, infection control, professionalism, communication, the basics of healthcare facilities and types of healthcare insurance. Students learn about the history of healthcare, the future of healthcare, and how professionalism and personal characteristics impact their success.  The curriculum includes First Aid Certification. The skills and knowledge the students learn in Health Science 1 serve to prepare them to advance in all Health Science experiences.

Health Science 2
Grade 10, 11, 12    1 unit
Prerequisite: Health Science 1
Recommended: Grade of 80 or better in Health Science 1
Health Science 2 applies the knowledge and skills while further challenging the students to learn more detail about the field of healthcare. Students begin learning basic skill sets associated with the medical profession and how to evaluate data obtained from the skills. Students apply and demonstrate medical terminology and medical calculations. Students in this course should further their knowledge of healthcare careers and future goals by participating in a job shadowing experience. The curriculum includes certification in CPR through the American Heart Association. This course provides a foundation for further advancement in Health Science. The course is based on HealthCenter21 curriculum and meets the National Health Care Foundations Standards.

Health Science 3
Grade 11, 12     1 unit
Prerequisite: Health Science 1 or Sports Medicine 1
Recommended: Grade of 80 or better in Health Science 1 or Sports Medicine 1
Health Science 3 focuses on the human body. Students gain knowledge of all human body systems and how they work (Anatomy and Physiology). This course emphasizes the study of disease, prevention and treatment (Pathophysiology).
Students participate in teamwork activities for assigned projects. Medical Terminology is incorporated throughout the course. Skills in Health Science 2 are reinforced as each body system is studied.

Health Science Clinical Study
Grade 12     2 units
Prerequisite: Health Science 1, Health Science 2, and Health Science 3 or a substitute course (Health Science 3 may be substituted with Project Lead the Way Human Body Systems, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology or AP Biology), and completion of application for screening process.
Recommended: Grade of 80 or better in Health Science 2 and 3 or the substitution courses.
Requirement: Documented negative tuberculin skin test annually or documented negative two-step. Documentation verifying three hepatitis B vaccinations or signed declination; two measles, mumps, rubella vaccinations; two varicella (chicken pox) vaccinations or serological immune status for rubella, rubeola, mumps and varicella. Students must provide transportation to health care facility.
Industry Certification Alignment: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to gain clinical experience. A combination of classroom instruction and work based experiences are used to prepare students for post-secondary education or employment in the healthcare field. Students complete the development of their personal career portfolio and resume’.  The students apply theory and skills to act ethically and within legal boundaries, communicate and relate to co-workers and patients, think critically and solve problems, and provide safe, effective care to patients in clinical areas such as hospitals, doctors’ offices and long term care facilities. Recertification in American Heart Association BLS-CPR is included. Students are given at least 80 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of laboratory time.
The students access HealthCenter 21 online programs for beginning instruction for preparation of laboratory skills. The curriculum is based on the National Health Care Foundations Standards. Upon completion of this course, students may be eligible to take the Nurse Aide Exam for certification. The Nurse Aide Exam fees are the responsibility of the student.

Pharmacology for Medical Careers (LTC, WKHS)
Grades 12     1 unit
Prerequisites: Chemistry, Algebra 2
Industry Certification Alignment: Pharmacy Technician Certification
Pharmacology for Medical Careers is a program designed for students interested in a Medical career. The course introduces students to basic terminology, medications and their actions, laws affecting medication prescription, medical calculations, and basic operations of a pharmacy. Students are required to purchase access to the internet based program. Student will be prepared to take the Pharmacy Tech Certification exam after course completion and after the age of 18. The Pharmacy Technician Board Exam fees are the responsibility of the student.
Notes: 1) The cost of the national curriculum program used in this course is $300.00.  Financial assistance may be available. 2) Students wishing to participate in the course sequencing supported by Nephron Pharmaceuticals must attend the LTC site for this class.

Medical Terminology
Grades 12, 11     1 unit
Prerequisite: Biology 1
Medical Terminology is designed to develop students’ working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots and abbreviations. By relating terms to body systems, students learn the appropriate use of terms that are used in the medical environment. Medical Terminology may be used as an exemption for Health Science 3.

Medical Terminology AHS 102 (LTC, PHS)
Grades 12, 11     1 unit
Prerequisite: Biology 1
A dual credit version of Medical Terminology (AHS 102 Midlands Technical College) is also available if student enrollment permits. Must take placement test through MTC.
Note: This course, along with Pharmacology for Medical Careers, is a part of the course sequence supported by Nephron Pharmaceuticals.

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